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Preds' Josi jumps onto Sharks bench to avoid penalty

It seemed like a good idea at the time

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Josi jumps into wrong bench

NSH@SJS, Gm2: Josi jumps into the Sharks' bench

R2, Gm2: Roman Josi jumps into the Sharks' bench in an attempt to negate a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty

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As a quick-thinking All-Star defenseman, Roman Josi was just trying to solve a problem Sunday during the second period of the Western Conference Second Round Game 2. 

More specifically, he was trying to reduce the number of Predators skaters on the ice from six to a much more legally allowable five by slyly leaping over the sideboards and onto the bench. There was just one small problem: He picked the wrong bench. 

Josi was penalized, the Sharks scored on the ensuing power play and San Jose won the game, 3-2, to take a 2-0 series lead. Still, we applaud Josi for his inventiveness, if not his dexterity.

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